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, jesse jackson jr. is out of a job. kelly o'donnell has the latest. kelly, good morning. >> good morning, willie. well, jesse jackson jr. has been under a cloud for months. a personal struggle with mental illness, complicated by the pressures of a very public life, and nagging questions that surface through ethics and criminal investigations. his decision to quit congress comes two weeks after he won a ninth full term and did so without even campaigning. >> would you guys like coffee, by the way? >> known simply as junior, the 47-year-old long carried both the blessings and burdens of a famous family name. >> he is my father and my friend, i now present to you the reverend jesse jackson. >> in better days, jackson jr. was routinely talked about as a future chicago mayor or u.s. senator making his slow and personal fall a source of major headlines. >> with breaking news, the resignation of congressman jesse jackson jr., he was once a political rising star. >> and compassion from some chicago constituents. >> it's sad. i don't think you want to see this happen to anybody. especially with h
, five, george bret, 16, bow jackson, 22, dennis leonard, 29, dan quiz enberry, the powerball, 6, willie wilson. and while it is an odd coincidence, the royals spring training is in arizona where the other big winning ticket was sold. we're told when cindy called her husband to tell him the news that they had won the lottery, she said she thought she was having a heart attack. what do they plan to do with all of the money? the one thing they apparently have already discussed is adopting another child. savannah? >> it is willie, and kerry, think she will get the pony. who holds the other half of that jackpot. the other ticket was sold in arizona. why is there excitement at a gas station in maryland. tom costello is in upper marlboro to explain. >> reporter: this is really strange, all the way across the country. here is the answer. yesterday about 12:45, a gentleman walked in here into the store. he was wearing the reflective type of protective gear you wear if you worked on the highway, for example, and asked to check the powerball numbers and then he started celebrating, and celebrating
house race, and jesse jr. has been -- jesse jackson, jr. has been projected the winner of the house race. with all of this news, cbs is calling new hampshire for president obama. bill fletcher, your reflections at this moment. >> is the question is about drawing the line. i think it is about strategy. we talk a lot about drawing lines. we talked about disagreements with different mainstream politicians. politics is about strategy, so it is not a question about if obama has nine done -- not done x, y, and z, the question is what are we capable of doing? otherwise this becomes a complete abstraction, and going back to something laura says, i do not know people who put all their time into the electoral politics. i know very few people to sink all of their energy into it. what i do know is a lot of people who stay away from the discussion of a long term electra roles strategy -- electorial strategy, or they jump in, thinking that is a time to wave the flag and express moral outrage with all kinds of capital as politicians, rather than thinking what are the steps we have to take to actually w
%. >> reporter: manager clint jackson expects a full house at georgia brown's. >> people have been calling the restaurant since the election has already been over. >> reporter: while businesses around town prepare to cash in, amy london is crossing her fingers. if she doesn't get the five grand? >> $3,000. i'm open. exciting. >> i would be excited with all that money too. that was shomari stone reporting. those in charge of the ceremony expect another huge crowd. the 2009 inauguration drew the largest audience of any event in d.c. history. >>> it's going to be huge. >> got to start early. >> be here before we know it. time right now 10:06. coming up the event today offering new job opportunities for america's heroes. >>> and a weather phenomenon spotted down under. we'll show you the unusual twister that has some spinning their heads wondering where does that come from? >> join us online on facebook and twitter. search news 4 today. search news 4 today. we'll be back in a moment. could have gotten me one. i did. try the unmistakable flavor of dunkin' donuts smoked sausage breakfast sandwic
it yourself. albert jackson, isn't that a good name, albert jackson from atmore, alabama, 109 years old today. loves praising the good lord and drinking dr. pepper. sometimes at the same time. gertrude, i love you gertrude linn from hermitage, pennsylvania. 103 years old, and she enjoys watching old tv shows and gardening. how about that. i like old tv shows. i was on old tv shows. now back to new york and a new tv show. >> all right, willard, thank you. >>> coming up next from big bird to clint eastwood's chair, the campaign moments that had us all talking, but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ and letting go ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. >>> and w
: lauren jackson knows that too well. five years ago, she fell on her neck in. >> had they had stricter guidelines and regulations and precautions, this might have been prevented. >> reporter: as for the magic stunt performer, the team says she's in stable condition, after suffering three vertebrae fractures and a broken rib. she is expected to fully recover. for "today," gabe gutierrez, abc news. >>> up next here on "today," is the twinkie about to go extinct? i think this one did. it's pretty stale. we'll tell you more about it. tes when you can prevent the acid that's causing it with prevacid24hr. with one pill prevacid24hr works at the source to prevent the acid that causes frequent heartburn all day and all night. and with new prevacid24hr perks, you can earn rewards from dinner deals to music downloads for purchasing prevacid24hr. prevent acid all day and all night for 24 hours with prevacid24hr. prevent acid all day and all night for 24 hours social security are just numbers thinkin a budget.d... well, we worked hard for those benefits. we earned them. and if washington tries to
face. >> we certainly hope so. as usual, we've gone to the dogs. a parody of michael jackson's classic video thriller. >> i love this one. >> that's right, from the king of pop to the king of puch of p halloween themed video created by the pet collective. >> okay. which costume do you want to wear this year? ♪ ♪ ♪ >> come on, sweetie. >> that's cute. oh, freaky. >> there are those of us with pets who dress up our pets and those of us who don't. >> do you? >> no. >> do you? >> not really. they don't like it. i dress up frank. >> halloween was yesterday. did anyone come? >> little kids were so excited. >> in new york what's weird, you have to sign a sheet that lets trick-or-treaters know if it's okay to come to your apartment. so i went to buy some candy and stuff. and there are kids in dwayne reed which i love trick or treating at the drug store. and they give them the candy. and the stores are all places that they go. >> and the door men. >> yeah. >> i helped myself. >> thank you, sarah. >> new hair, new clothes, new look. two lucky ladies, one of whom we know, show off their amb
." >> at fandango folks are saying this is the one they are most excited to see and that's because peter jackson is back, and this is the first of three movies that he's doing, so this takes the book and they have hate it into three movies. a lot of technological advances people are talking about, and the whole cast is back, ian mckellan and cate blanchett. >> the other movie, "the impossible," hadn't heard about it. >> a lot more before weeks go by. this is the true story of a family that actually got caught in the thailand tsunami in 2004. they are played in the movie by naomi watt, ewan mcgregor and three young boys. what's fascinating is you're looking at the prelude to the tsunami scene right here. the tsunami scenes are so horrific and so realistic looking, but once you get past that, there's the wave. once you get past that it's the story of survival, and it's actually really inspirational. >> wow. >> tough to watch. >> you have to watching that little bit there. something a little lighter, comedies getting buzz, "the guilt terrorism". >> i cannot wait for this one. barbra streisand, who
, legitimate rape. in illinois democratic congressman jesse jackson jr. has been re-elected to his post despite a lengthy absence and his current stay in the mayo clinic. >>> and in maine and maryland, voters approved measures to allow same-sex marriage. and in colorado and washington state, residents voted to legalize marijuana, a measure massachusetts was also approved to allow medical marijuana use. >>> just a week after getting slammed by superstorm sandy, new york and new jersey are bracing for yet another new storm. hundreds of flights in the area have already been cancelled, and airlines are evaluating how many more will be grounded. in low-lying areas police are using loudspeakers to tell residents to move to higher ground, and hundreds of nursing home residents in the hard-hit rockaways have already been evacuated. one ray of hope. weather experts now say this nor'easter may be weaker than originally expected. >>> after indicating that he would not voluntarily attend a congressional hearing this month, house lawmakers have issued a subpoena for barry kaden, the director of the massachu
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